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Hope Community Church

Bridging the Gap Between the Tracks

Don and Barb Winters were driving through Wildwood, Florida, to visit Barb’s parents. They live in the Villages, an upscale retirement community located just north of Orlando. As the Winters drove through Wildwood, they noticed dilapidated...

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New Books from Converge Authors (Winter 2017)

Dating Backyard Dogs: A Guide to Christian Dating, by Linn Winters

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The Christmas Story

A Journey Made

Read Luke 2:1-7

The story is so familiar, too spare in its detail to satisfy our curiosity. Yet Luke alone includes it in his Gospel. Why?

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Skokie Valley Baptist Church

The Bumpy, Rewarding Road to Diversity

In the picturesque village of Wilmette, Illinois, you’ll find Skokie Valley Baptist Church. Wilmette is a Northshore suburb of Chicago bordering Lake Michigan. There are diverse...

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Advent

An Angel Speaks

To celebrate Christ's coming, we share a series of four blogs this Advent season. 

Read Matthew 1:18-25

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coaching

The Heart of a Coach

Over the last decade the term coaching has taken on a new meaning in our quest to develop leaders. This art of helping others has not just morphed into one of the largest movements in our nation’s history of developing leaders, it has...

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Togo, West Africa

Trusting Through the Differences

West Africa is known for having two sources for gasoline. One is the conventional developing-nation gas station and the other is what we call boude (pictured below).

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Reach Nations

Your Neighborhood: The New Samaria

A few months ago a Pakistani family—a father and mother and a couple daughters—moved into my neighborhood. A few days after they moved in we went over and greeted them, welcomed them to the neighborhood and asked if there was anything we could do...

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News

Kinsey: The Girl Thousands Prayed For

Kinsey Capaldo, a normal 13-year-old girl, played with her best friend Ella at the dinner table at Grille 26, whispering and making bracelets out of the cloth napkins. Grille 26 is the Capaldo family’s favorite restaurant. Her mother, Kari, said...

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News

Fear Not

I called my daughter this week to celebrate her birthday. She told me it had been a trying week for her, because she teaches the children of Somali refugees. It’s a tough and rewarding job, drawing on all her love and creativity as she leads them...

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